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National Lottery takes lead sponsorship of Rugby Football League

The National Lottery has agreed to become an official partner of the Rugby Football League and the Women’s and Girls’ Rugby League. The partnership is part of the lottery’s commitment to helping sports, and specifically women’s sport, through the effects of the pandemic. Under the agreement, the National Lottery will be acknowledged through a range of branding across the sport’s premier men’s and women’s …

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David Clifton, Licensing Expert: 10 forecasts and a hope for 2021

2021

12 months ago, 2019 ended with a promise within the Queen’s Speech from the then newly elected Conservative Party government to “carry out a Review of the Gambling Act”. Now, 2020 is ending with that promise being fulfilled. On 8 December 2020, the Gambling Act Review was launched, with a Call for Evidence that runs until midnight on 31 March …

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DCMS launches review of Gambling Act to find its new generational purpose

DCMS launches review of Gambling Act to find its new generational purpose

Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), has confirmed that the review of the 2005 Gambling Act will be launched today. The review is expected to result in the biggest reform of UK gambling laws since the Blair government. Taking control of the review, DCMS has prioritised consumer safeguards, advertising standards, online protections and the …

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BGC: Safer gambling values are important ‘all year round’

BGC: Safer gambling values are important ‘all year round’

As the industry marks the beginning of Safer Gambling Week, Michael Dugher, CEO of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), has reaffirmed his belief that the betting sector is committed to promoting social responsibility ‘not for one week but all year around’. The event, which is now in its fourth year, is integral in kick starting the national conversation on …

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Downing Street seeks central role in Gambling Act reforms

PM Boris Johnson is reported to have instructed his closest advisors to take direct control of the government’s imminent review of the 2005 Gambling Act, steering DCMS reforms and agenda.  Reported by this weekend’s Guardian, Dominic Cummings and Munira Mirza – the director of the No10 Policy Unit – are rumoured to have taken a ‘personal interest in the review’, …

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Bet Regret focuses on betting self-awareness for new football season  

GambleAware has announced the launch of ‘phase two’ of its flagship ‘Bet Regret’ campaign ahead of this weekend’s start of the Premier League 2020/2021 season. Promoted nationwide, GambleAware’s latest campaign carries the tagline ‘tap-out to avoid Bet Regret’, urging audiences to pause and reconsider before they place an impulsive bet. Measuring the impact of its Bet Regret series on UK …

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UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has this morning formally launched its competition to award the ‘fourth National Lottery operating licence‘. The current (third) GBP multi-billion contract serviced by Camelot Group will expire in 2023, as the UKGC and its advisory panel open its new concession to competitor proposals. Launching its competition, the UKGC underlined that it will award its licence …

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Covid concerns see Clarion Gaming move ICE 2021 to April   

Clarion Gaming has issued an ‘advanced notice’ to industry incumbents and stakeholders confirming that its flagship ICE London show will be moved to April in 2021.  Managing Director Kate Chambers stated that the decision had been undertaken following ‘discussions with the market’, after which it became clear that concerns remained attached to COVID-19 impacts should the exhibition maintain its traditional …

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UK government backs £100m RET commitment from ‘big four’

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has launched a new era for responsible gambling as the UK’s four leading operators have pledged to spend £100 million on improving treatment support services. The £100 million funding, which is backed by bet365, Flutter Entertainment, GVC Holdings and William Hill, will be issued to GambleAware who will be the main commissioning agent for …

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BGC backs UK furlough extension as vital support 

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has backed the government continuing its UK furlough scheme until October, branding it a much needed measure to help support around 64,000 of the industry’s workforce. Yesterday, Chancellor Rishi Sunak pledged that the government would continue its business relief measures, in which a furlough scheme has been established to pay ‘80% of wages up …

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